Published March 12, 2020

For those who have already requested refunds, we appreciate your quick responses. Any refunds that could be issued through Eventbrite (tickets purchased within the past 90 days) have been issued and we are working on refund check requisitions and gift acknowledgments a this time. If you have not yet requested a refund, please keep reading for more details…

Festival banquets at the Omni

Given the extraordinary circumstances of canceling the 2020 Virginia Festival of the Book, we have canceled our policy of no ticket refunds after December 31 for the Read & Lead Lunch, the Literary Luncheon, and the Crime Wave Brunch. All banquet ticket buyers have been sent information through Eventbrite about how to request a refund. If you purchased tickets and have not seen that email, please check your spam folder, and then contact us via

Festival programs at the Paramount Theater

If you purchased tickets to Festival programs at the Paramount Theater, you will be contacted directly by the Paramount Box Office regarding refunds. Refunds for the face value of your tickets were processed to the original form of payment on March 12. Please note, a refund can take up to five business days to finalize; the Paramount does not need physical tickets to process your refund. If you have additional questions, please email

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